• University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1980)
  • University of Minnesota (B.A., 1975)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme  Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh, Eights and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Courts in Minnesota and throughout the United States


  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Additional Training

  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training II, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • CLE Certified Mediation Skills Training, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • CLE Certified ADR Training, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Myriad CLE programs as teacher and student in the areas of mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes.

Awards & Recognition


  • Best Lawyers in America, Minneapolis Mediation, “Lawyer of the Year” (2017)
  • Named a leading technology neutral by Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (2017)  For more information, please visit:
  • Best Lawyers in America, Minneapolis Arbitration, “Lawyer of the Year” (2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007–2017)
  • Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property Litigation, Minnesota (2015 – 2017)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers (2002–2017)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers – Top 100 (2013)
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award (2010)

Community Involvement

  • Hennepin County District Court, Volunteer Mediator (2010 – 2017)
  • Dakota County Conciliation Court, Volunteer Judge (2011 – 2017)
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Counsel on Pro Se Project (2009, 2014)